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    Got it, its doing the biz now, what are the implications if I skip the priiloader part, I'm a bit warey considering last time I tried priiloader I bricked my wii totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w1z8it View Post
    Got it, its doing the biz now, what are the implications if I skip the priiloader part, I'm a bit warey considering last time I tried priiloader I bricked my wii totally.
    If you skip the priiloader installation you won't have the system menu hacks, and autoboot features. So you will have to remove or block disk updates with other methods. Priiloader provides a very limited amount of brick protection, but it has help many more people then it has harmed. You could also try preloader instead of priiloader, it has less feature, but the installer has been around longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    If you skip the priiloader installation you won't have the system menu hacks, and autoboot features. So you will have to remove or block disk updates with other methods. Priiloader provides a very limited amount of brick protection, but it has help many more people then it has harmed. You could also try preloader instead of priiloader, it has less feature, but the installer has been around longer.

    All done including priiloader, everything working great so now I'm safe right? I never have to mess with anything in priiloader apart from what was said in the guide, block disc updates etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by w1z8it View Post
    All done including priiloader, everything working great so now I'm safe right? I never have to mess with anything in priiloader apart from what was said in the guide, block disc updates etc?
    Sounds good to me. Just leave it alone and play your games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    @w1z8it
    Sorry for your luck. The installation of preloader/priiloader can pose some risk as it make a small modification to the system menu. If all goes well then it is very useful. If the install fails, then it can be very bad. Thinks would have worked out better for you, if you had read this or posted for help be for attempting the uninstall and reinstall.

    @ajax21
    Read through w1z8it's posts. It may give you an idea of what can happen when using alternate techniques.
    1. What was his mistake anyway? Did his preloader reinstall just randomly fail? You said it can reinstall over itself fine.

    2. Since I am using ios249 and not ios60 currently, is there any risk in trying to patch ios60 or installing a prepatched version?

    I ask because it seems like I have 4 options:

    a) follow your steps, reinstalling ios60 and system menu 4.1
    b) try to reinstall preloader directly (which others recommend apparently) - is this what messed up with wiz8it?
    c) try to avoid uninstalling preloader at all by installing an ios60 patched with TB and ES_Identify
    d) attempt nand restore from ios (last resort)

    A,B,D all seem like unnecessary risks IF I can do C.

    Is there a risk in C that I'm not seeing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajax21 View Post
    1. What was his mistake anyway? Did his preloader reinstall just randomly fail? You said it can reinstall over itself fine.

    2. Since I am using ios249 and not ios60 currently, is there any risk in trying to patch ios60 or installing a prepatched version?

    I ask because it seems like I have 4 options:

    a) follow your steps, reinstalling ios60 and system menu 4.1
    b) try to reinstall preloader directly (which others recommend apparently) - is this what messed up with wiz8it?
    c) try to avoid uninstalling preloader at all by installing an ios60 patched with TB and ES_Identify
    d) attempt nand restore from ios (last resort)

    A,B,D all seem like unnecessary risks IF I can do C.

    Is there a risk in C that I'm not seeing?
    There is risk in all of those options. They all could go wrong and brick you wii. That is unfortunately the way this works. I can probably guess which method I would recommend, which I already have done.
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    I'm sorry if I'm trying your patience. You've made your recommendation clear.

    Could you answer this for me though? Where does the risk in reinstalling a prepatched ios60 come from? Since I'm using ios249 instead currently. What else is ios60 used for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajax21 View Post
    I'm sorry if I'm trying your patience. You've made your recommendation clear.

    Could you answer this for me though? Where does the risk in reinstalling a prepatched ios60 come from? Since I'm using ios249 instead currently. What else is ios60 used for?
    There is very little risk in install just ios60 patched with trucha. There is one linked in this guide and you can install it with wadmanager. You should not loss preloader function until you reinstall the system menu.

    It also probably will not resolve your issue, but you can try. If it does not, just install the system menu afterwards.
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    The ios60 would need the ES_Identify patch as well as the trucha patch. I assume the risk for this is minimal as well.

    The reason I'm considering this is because it seems like a way to get the benefits of reinstalling preloader without the same level of risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajax21 View Post
    The ios60 would need the ES_Identify patch as well as the trucha patch. I assume the risk for this is minimal as well.

    The reason I'm considering this is because it seems like a way to get the benefits of reinstalling preloader without the same level of risk.
    Ios60 does not need any patches to install preloader. But you need a patched ios to install it, typically ios36 with trucha and es-identify, or cios38. When preloader installs it patches the system menu and system ios. If you mess with the system ios after installation it will remove the patch placed by preloader and you will be unable to enter the system menu. This is what happens when ios60patched is installed after instead of before preloader.

    The fix is simple and tested by many
    Install system ios, with patches if you like
    Install system menu, removes preloader
    Reinstall preloader
    And of course, pray because it could go south.
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